How safe do you feel when you’re in public or on public property? Do you even consider security when you go out into public places? We don’t normally think the unthinkable might happen to us. That is – until it does. Public places can be the sight of some very serious incidents, in which the victim suffers severe injuries, even death. When that happens, it can be difficult to find the help you need when you need it. That’s where the experienced attorneys at Bernstein | Polsky come in.
Negligent security, which has also been referred to as inadequate security, usually has a criminal component, when someone has been robbed, assaulted, or killed, for example. It can happen anywhere from hotels to schools, the mall, stadium, gas station, church, convenience store, your neighbor’s property—even the neighborhood grocery store.
Once this happens, many questions come into play.
Could these tragedies have been prevented?
Did the business owner or property owner do enough to protect their customers or visitors?
These questions are at the heart of these cases. A person who’s making the claim for negligent security has to establish that the business owner or property owner is liable because they did nothing to prevent potential danger. Some of the common allegations include the following, and much more:
- There should have been better lighting
- There should have been more security
- Defective security gates
- The pet should have been on a leash
- The pool should have been covered
Negligent security cases can be very complicated, which is why it’s crucial to work with a law firm that has successfully litigated these types of cases. It can be challenging trying to navigate these types of cases on your own, primarily because you’ll have to prove that the person at fault failed to properly secure their facility. You’ll need evidence, you’ll need details and you’ll need a team of attorneys who knows what theta re doing. Going at this alone could be detrimental to your success in this claim and it can be extremely costly.
If you or someone you know has been injured on someone else’s property, consult with a negligent security lawyer in Fort Lauderdale. Give Bernstein | Polsky a call at 954-997-9947 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.